Thursday, March 20

Have you tasted an Abalone?

The name Abalone sure invokes fear in me. And when I heard that it is an edible shellfish, it is even more fearsome. Hi hi, I am a staunch vegetarian.mrgreen

Well, that won't hold me writing about Abalone. The image you see here is the raw meat of Abalone. For more images of Abalone, here is a search I made in Google Images.

Other names of Abalone:
Abalones are also called ear-shells, haliotis, sea-ears and Venus's-ears, as well as muttonfish or muttonshells in Australia, ormer in Jersey and Guernsey, perlemoen in South Africa and pāua in New Zealand.

I read in a travel related web site long ago that Hawaii is often visited to taste the Abalone. Hawaii's big island is famous for Abalone. The farm uses pure, nutrient-rich cold seawater from 3,000 feet below the Kona Coast to raise the mollusks. Guests are able to hold, taste, and purchase the live abalone Monday through Friday.

For more information on Abalone please Wikipedia and Offbeat Travel.

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